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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

Major reductions in military accessions, a civilian hiring freeze and cuts to PCS moves are all strong possibilities under a full-year continuing resolution,…

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Eric White/Federal News NetworkDavid Berteau

For contractors, early 2022 is starting to look a bit too much like late 2021

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

McDonough warns of ‘deleterious’ impact of full-year continuing resolution on VA operations

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkLoren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Sated from Thanksgiving, Congress now has an expiring CR to deal with

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Yes it got an infrastructure bill passed, but Congress still has a lot of work to do

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Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Steny Hoyer

House leadership wants to get on with a final appropriation agreement for fiscal 2022

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FILE - In this March 4, 2021, a bird flies near the U.S. Capitol dome at sunrise in Washington. The Republican fundraising committee dedicated to flipping the House in the 2022 midterm elections says it raised more than $105 million this year through September 2021. The record haul marks a 74% increase over last cycle and includes $25.8 million raised in the third quarter of the year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Checking in on the year-end checklist, and it’s not pretty

No, there hasn’t been much progress on several pressing issues, including a need to secure full-year agency funding and avert (another) government shutdown,…

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Several Transportation Department agencies back to work this morning following a brief shutdown

Members of Congress agreed to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund that funds several DOT agencies during a vote on Saturday. But that’s about all they got done.

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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2015 file photo, a U.S. service member salutes her fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. ter 20 years America is ending its “forever” war in Afghanistan. There’s conflicting views even among U. S. military minds as to  whether the time is right. For others there is another lingering question: Was it worth it? (Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.

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